Medicare drops medical error data from Hospital Compare website; Cost of treating chest pain varies at Memphis hospitals;

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> Medicare dropped eight separate conditions regarding medical errors at hospitals from its Hospital Compare website, raising concerns from safety advocates as to the reasons behind the decision, St. Louis Today reported. Article

> The costs of hospital treatments for chest pain vary among a variety of hospitals in the Memphis area, the Memphis Business Journal reports. Article

Provider News

> As hospitals and health systems consolidate into large companies that focus more on the bottom line, healthcare leaders must remember the importance of empathy and humanity, according to a blog post from Eric J. Hall, president & CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in New York, NY. Article

> Care quality and patient satisfaction do not necessarily correlate, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Hackers likely used the computer bug Heartbleed to gain access to the data of about 4.5 million patients at Community Health Systems--and the FBI is warning other hospitals they could be at risk too, Reuters reports. Article

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